Wow, it has been a long time since I’ve shared. My last post was in July…where has the time gone? It is Senior Year for my daughter, so that should explain some. Marching Band season started early August and concluded mid-November. Then the holidays, my band booster craft fair and need I say more?
I wanted to get at least one more post in for 2013. I hope everyone had a good Christmas. The first quilt below is a quilt I made for my daughter’s best friend’s nephew who was born in early fall. It was a fun quilt kit I got at a recent quilt show. My new technique for it was making a mitered border. It wasn’t as hard as I thought it might be. What did we do before YouTube tutorials? I really can’t remember back that far. I did free-motion quilting on my 440 to finish this one. It was a lot of fun and I love the bright colors.
One of my mom’s church groups decided to make quilts for kids in the local hospital. She asked me to make one for her, so I made three. I always have baby quilt fabric in my stash and thought they would be fun. Two are panel quilts and one was a patter that used fat quarters. More fun. All free-motion or grid quilted on my Bernina 440.
The last quilt is for a friend who I have known many years. I work with her mom and am excited to see her grow up, get married and have her first baby. It is flannel and so very soft. The parents did not know the sex of the baby ahead of time, so I went with colors that would work for either.
I have a saga to share because, yes, I did put my Bernina 830 back on the quilt frame and used Quilt Motion for the first time in a long time. My 830 has been acting up and I’ve been hesitant to get back into it. I’ll share that saga when I have more brain power to remember all the details and “lessons learned” on that one.
Happy New Year and until next time, happy sewing & quilting!